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Old 03-16-2013, 06:49 AM   #1
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I just wanted to say Hi. I'm new to the hobby and living in Durham NC.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:38 PM   #2
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hi! welcome to TPT!
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum ! Any pictures of your tank(s)
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:16 PM   #5
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I'm in the process of setting up a 38 Gallon Long tank as we speak. No water in it yet, waiting on the lights and the CO2 regulator before getting the party started.

I also have a 20 Gallon T that I've just recently put some plants in, nothing major just a few things I managed to find at PetSmart which isn't great and a DIY CO2 set up. I'll post some pics later.

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Old 03-17-2013, 03:11 AM   #6
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Here's my tanks, like I said nothing much to look at but i've been enjoying it and have been picking up a lot of things on these forums.



This one is my 29 Gallon Tall. I've had it for a bit over a year now. It's pretty much the kit from Petsmart. I do have 2 plants in it that are real. Having an issue with Brown Diatoms because I wasn't doing water changes like I should. My fish are doing well though and I've started regular water changes now and I hope to take out the fake plants and add a few other low light plants.



My second tank. I got it on Craigslist a few months back for 20 bucks with the stand and a 10 gallon that I haven't done anything with. This is my experiment tank. It has two 8" clamp lights with 13W CFL 6500k bulbs and DIY CO2. I just got this up and going last week. The plants are from Petsmart and I spent a lot of time googling the plant names to make sure they were actually aquatic plants and not the semi aquatic they sometimes sell. Only 1 fish in this one, he wasn't getting along with his tank mates.



This is my work in progress. It's a 38 Gallon Long I picked up last month on Craigslist for 30 bucks. The light is a Finnex Ray 2. I have a CO2 regulator on the way and an Hydor inline heater. I picked up a Fluval 305 filter on the SnS forum here for relatively cheap along with the driftwood. The substrate is Safe T Sorb. I'm on a tight budget so it's taking a bit to get this one set up.


Sorry for the poor images. I'm not very photo inclined and used my cell phone.

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they look good!
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Welcome! Your tanks look good, they will only get better.
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Nice tanks ! Do you make those 3-D backgrounds yourself ?
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Thanks for the comments.

I did not make the backgrounds, they came from a company called Universal Rocks. I really like them in my other tanks.
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